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to change the finer of tfin fiber of the anger going on in america. >>> michael douglas made a pitch to show mercy on his drug dealing 31-year-old son. would a judge even consider a softer sentence on average joe's son? should we be angry on how celebrities are treated in this society? next on msnbc. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. you stood in the basement gathering dust while i, sneezing, itching eyes kept you from our favorite stream. the one that runs through a field where pollen floats through the air. but now, with the strength of 24-hour zyrtec® to relieve my worst allergy symptoms, indoors and outdoors... let's go before the fish stop biting. they won't wait for us. but that's okay. zyrtec® i
. more on how the ash cloud is actually headed to north america in a minute. first some flights could actually be taking off in europe airspace. most of northern europe remains closed. some airlines plan to fly between 8,000 and 9,000 of the 2,000 scheduled flights today. restrictions over scottish airspace will be lifted tuesday and germany's aviation authority has given lufthansa the okay to fly 50 planes back to germany with about 15,000 passengers on board. meanwhile britain sent in the royal navy to bring stranded people back home. 150,000 brits stranded worldwide. that ash cloud continues to move its way westward, as i mentioned. will it be reaching the shores of north america any time soon? joining us from d.c., geologists with the u.s. geological survey. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> a lot of people woke up and saw headlines that this ash cloud would be headed toward north america. explain what's happening here. >> well, there is a high pressure system north of greenland sending a small ton of ash over towards the area between greenland and north america. the mode
's an easy company for main street america to hate. so now all of a sudden all of this attention on, you know, potentially, allegedly goldman sachs defrauding its investors. and this gets washington angry and rightly so. it gets main street america angry. and people are saying, something has got to be done. that's when the politicians step in. >> i'm trying to do a whole show on the anger is out of control but yet in this instance. okay. i'm a guy paying my bills, paying my credit card bills. as i understand this, billionaire john paulson, okay? who basically gets in bed with goldman sachs and says i'm going to go out and find the worst mortgages i can find. you're going to help me put this product together. i'm going to bet against it. ha ha. by the way other guys at goldman sachs go out and sell it to your customers while i'm shorting it. how do they explain that as anything other than fraud? the fact that paulson was putting this product together? >> i don't think he possibly can. >> aren't they saying every institution bets on both sides? >> in other words you've got a situation where peo
to go down a bit, but more jobs are being added, but why hasn't it reached rural america, and that's a bit of a crisis. he's targeting areas in southeast iowa, this part of illinois and missouri where he is now, that have not come back as fast as other areas. there's been an uneven aspect to the recovery, the midwest and south in general have seen some faster recovery than you have seen on the coasts, and then specifically then the difference between rural and urban america, where rural america has struggled, particularly these towns that were like one factory towns that sported the whole town and they're looking for that new one fact tore to re-support the town. >> you're in quincy, the president will talk about the urgent need to wall street reform, but i heard you speaking with andrea mitchell and yew own show earlier, that the president didn't even bring up goldman sachs and all the shenanigans that went on, if you will. what is the white house saying? >> deputy press secretary bill burton on the plane to quincy was asked specifically, well, he said the president will not comme
to testify later this afternoon. >>> meanwhile, halfway across the country in the heartland of america, president obama is kicking off his main street tour. the president making stops in three iowa cities. all have unemployment rates hovering around 10%. we'll hear from the president in about ten minutes. he's in ft. madison. we'll bring you his comments live. see the folks waiting there for the president. >>> we begin with the much anticipated testimony of a star witness at a heated senate hearing on the financial meltdown. the ceo of wall street giant goldman sachs lloyd blankfein is due to appear a little bit later today. other top goldman executives have been facing tough questioning from senators for hours now. >> do you think you contributed -- your actions contributed to the financial downturn that we experienced in 2008? >> do i think my personal actions did? >> goldman sachs's. >> you know, i don't know. i'd like to think about that and respond to you. i haven't thought about that specifically. >> you haven't thought about it? another key witness today, goldman whiz kid trader
is attempting a comeback for the ages. can he handle the pressure? how will america react? join me monday for full coverage of the return of tiger woods. i'll be live at augusta national at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. eastern time monday at 10:00 and 3:00, live from the masters only on msnbc. >>> there are tragic new questions today about the bullying case in massachusetts. phoebe prince, a 15-year-old, was taunted and bullied for months before she committed suicide by hanging herself in a stairwell. there is now every indication that several adults at the school and some parents knew about the bullying and there are new questions about why nobody bothered to step in. msnbc's jeff rossen has more from south hadley, massachusetts. jeff? >> somebody stands up and admits that there has been failure here, complete failure. we have nowhere to go. >> reporter: outrage is growing in this small massachusetts town. did school administrators ignore repeated complaints of bullying? 15-year-old phoebe prince couldn't take it anymore and killed herself. she was allegedly bullied in the hallways of south
like never forget, miners keep america's lights on. but then saying we've got to not let this happen again. and so we expect to hear the president say we can't bring back the lives of these 29 miners lost. we can do everything possible to avoid such a tragedy happening in the future. alex? >> and the president doing so on the heels of at least getting a little bit of a break with his wife there in north carolina. we weren't given a lot of details about what they were doing. they want to have the press following them around but seems like a good break for them? >> reporter: the press was able to follow in the motorcade, kept at a little bit of a distance but every now and then you got a glimpse of them. the president and first lady went without their daughters but they were able to spend time with friends who flew in from chicago so they've had dinners and golf and that sort of thing. >> a little grown-up time. athena jones at the white house. >>> msnbc will air the president's remarks at the memorial, our coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. eastern for you today. >>> a newly released group
's not an after thought in america's quest for a brighter future. it is an essential part of that quest. so today i'd like to talk about the next chapter in this story. the challenges facing our space program are different and our imper tifs for this program are different than in decades past. we're no longer racing against an adversary. we're no longer competing to achieve a singular goal like reaching the moon. in fact, what was once a global competition has long since become a global collaboration. while the measure of our achievements has changed a great deal over the past 50 years, what we do or fail to do in seeking new frontiers is no less consequential for our future in space and here on earth. so let me start by being extremely clear. i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. [ applause ] because broadening our capabilities in space will continue to serve our society in ways we can scarcely imagine. because exploration will once more inspire wonder in a new generation, sparking passions and launching careers, and because ultimately if we fail to press forward in the purs
is required now of all americans to keep america safe. listen. >> in big ways and small, resilience is a pillar of our security and there has never been a better example of that than right here in oklahoma city. >> reporter: a lot of folks are trying to still come to grips with why all of this happened. there have been a lot of discussions over the past week or so prompted by former president bill clinton's feeling about the political mood in this country, a similar mood that he says preceded this particular bombing. of course, timothy mcveigh said that the catalyst for his thinking that led to this tragedy was the april 19th, 1993 siege on the branch davidian compound in waco, texas. but however this ended, a lot of folks here want to remember the folks who gave their lives really in service to their country, tamron. >> thank you, ron mott. on this anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing we turn to the rising tide of antigovernment extremism. the southern poverty law center, which tracks antigovernment groups, say the number of so-called patriot groups across the country mushroome
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the result of decisions made across kitchen tables across america. by folks who took on mortgages and credit cards and auto loans. and while it's true that many americans took on financial obligations they knew they could not afford, millions of others were frankly, duped. they were misled by deceptive terms and conditions deep in the fine print. while a few companies made out like bandits by exploiting their customers, our entire economy was made more vulnerable. millions of people have lost their homes. tens of millions more have lost value in their homes. just about every sector of our economy has felt the pain. whether you're paving driveways in arizona, doing home repairs in california, starting a small business in florida, that's why we need to give consumers more protection and power in our financial system. this is not about stifling competition, stifling innovation. it's the opposite. with a dedicated agency setting ground rules and looking out for ordinary people in our financial system, we will empower consumers with clear and concise information when making financial decisions. s
.s. taxpayer and they call it capitalism and what they're doing is stealing america's money. goldman sachs is a side show. reuben and summers created a system by which rich bankers could steal our money. >> this is the tip of the iceberg. you can catch dylan on financial reform, goldman sachs testimony today. he's on at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. among his guest, connecticut attorney and jim bunning and byron dorgan. >>> president obama's on his way to quincy, illinois to kick off his main street tour. this morning at the white house, he welcomed members of the bipartisan debt commission. >> we're not playing that game. i'm not going say what's in. i'm not going to say what's out. i want this commission to be free to do its work. >> the panel's expected to limit the deficit to $550 billion by 2015 and that would require a deficit savings in the range of $250 billion or more. president obama will also make three stops in iowa today to talk about economic recovery. >>> blockbuster earnings for ford today. they reported 2.1 billion bucks in the first quarter. today's report, big turnaround from
a moment. >> most of all to america's newest citizens, it is a great honor to serve as your commander in chief. it is my greatest pleasure to be among the first to greet you as a fellow american. to you and your families, welcome to the white house. today is your day. a celebration of 24 inspiring men and women and the remarkable journeys that have brought you together on this beautiful spring morning to our nation's capital. the paths that led you here, from poland to the philippines. some of you came to america as children holding tight to your parents hand as you arrived in a new world. some of you came as adults leaving everything you knew behind in pursuit of a new life. and while your stories are your own, today we celebrate the common spirit that lives within each of you, a spirit that is renewed and strengthened america for more than two centuries. >> we want to move on to breaking news that we're following, coming to us out of iraq. there have been a series of bombings there attacking mainly -- targeting mainly shiite worshippers. now we're getting word that those bombings ha
to nationalize the health care in the united states of america i turned to one of my colleagues on the floor and i said, this is it. we have got to file a repeal bill and he said, go for it. and so the next morning i was the first member of congress on the floor to slap down a bill to repeal obama care. >> do you believe that this bill that's passed into law is unconstitutional? >> well, i produced a 55-page report for indiana senator richard luger and in that report we question whether the federal government has the authority to mandate every individual to purchase a commercial product. this would be the first time in history that the federal government doesn't require you to join a program like medicaid or social security. all of those things are clearly constitutional. here you're saying that the federal government can require every person in the united states to purchase a commercial product. so i'm raising the question about the constitutionality and frankly i think it deserves a challenge. >> okay. and is this the only part of the health care law that you have a problem with? or are th
powertrain warranty. with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> in the throes of a tragedy the people of poland mourn after a crushing loss. up next the latest in a live report on the crash disaster and the fallout of the investigation. plus nuclear concerns. world leaders to gather to keep nukes from terrorists. political fortunes, more presidential nods for mitt. >>> and trailing tiger to win the masters, he will have to make some history. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to "msnbc sunday." just past 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. here's what's happening right now. poland is in mourning after the plane crash that took the life of the polish president and a large swath of the country's leaders. millions of people filled the streets of warsaw for a candlelight vigil. russian president medvedev vowed to work with poland to thoroughly investigate the tragic crash. yonatan pomrenze has the latest. at what stage is this investigation? vladimir putin made an appearance there at the crash site. >> reporter: that's right. he went ther
this morning buzz aldrin told "the daily rundown," he said america's sliding downhill into mediocrity would never happen. >> i don't think america would stand for that, no matter who the president is. the american people are very proud of the investments that they made in the '60s and '70s that resulted in our landing on the moon. >>> let's get more reaction. joining me live is former astronaut dr. mae jemison, the first african-american woman into space. thanks so much for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> where do you stand on this debate? >> well, i think where we are right now is that we have a shuttle program that is retiring, but we have to have a robust space program. and that robust space program is really supported, empowered, by our research and development, by allowing nasa to do the kind of work that nasa does really well, which is to do -- develop new propulsion systems, to look at how do we move forward? so when i think about this, i'm on the side that president obama's plan is going to move us further. people are saying, well, what are we going to do? when we talk about sendi
on the coal industry. he's also the author of "big coal, the dirty secret behind america's energy future." thanks for joining me. what can you tell us about the people of the company that own this mine? we're looking at information coming in. 57 citations in a month? is that normal? >> yeah. well, no, it's not normal. and massey energy has a long history of safety violations. both in underground mines and in other kinds of violations in their larger surface mines also. they're really one of the most kind of notorious coal operators in. >> after sago, we thought things were going to get better. have they not? >> well, you know, there have been some modest improvements since the sago mine explosion and tragedy of a few years ago. then, of course, we had the utah mine tragedy. and every time there's lengthy investigations, and every time there's lots of recommendations. and every time those recommendations are put off, watered down and they're just not as tough as they should be. >> are they not as tough because the coal mines industry is very powerful and those who support it especially in
carolina and they've been a tough two years for the united states of america. we've been through the worst period of economic turmoil since the great depression. keep in mind when i first took the oath of office, we were already moving towards what some thought was a great depression. we were losing about 700,000, 800,000 jobs per month. and the economy was contracting at a pace that we hadn't seen in generations. about 6% contraction that first quarter when i first took office. and i've often had to report bad news during the course of this year. as the recession wreaked havoc on people's lives. but, today is an encouraging day. we learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number of jobs instead of losing a substantial number of jobs. [ applause ] we are beginning to turn the corner. this month more americans woke up, got dressed and headed to work at an office or factory or store front. more folks are feeling the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with a hard earned and well deserved paycheck at the end of a long week of work. as i said, just one year ago we were l
obviously, jay, says he wants america to remain at the top of its game when it comes to space exploration but his administration feels there is a time to reassess and kind of reset the situation. it is not his quest to end our attempts to go to the moon. correct? >> that's correct. he is, indeed, as you are saying, tamron, you said in the introduction that he's coming here to speak to the workers and what i've just been told, he's going to speak before about 200 select people in the building where they will build and not a single worker i'm told has been invited. i wond fer the president knows that. maybe he'll be told that when he gets over to the building and maybe we'll find him pulling in some workers because that was the purpose of his trip as you said. what we have here as tom henricks the astronaut speaking on andrea mitchell's show about five minutes ago on msnbc, we have two parties that are conflicting on what we should do about the space program and as tom said, there's very good things in both of them. the congress thinks that the president should not kill constellation shuttl
at the conference, america's great outdoors. immediately after that he's heading to a security meeting talking about afghanistan and iraq. >> reporter: very big meeting. afghanistan and pakistan as well. a lot of top players in the administration going to be here either by video conference or here personally. the secretary of state, general petraeus, richard holbrooke, the ambassador who handles issues surrounding afghanistan and pakistan. the president just told an australian interviewer giving an interview to the australian prod casting company, the nato allies blunting taliban building over the haass several years, this after the sending more troops. they are arriving in country. he made that announcement after a long and detailed review of the policy. remember the conversations in the situation room. the president saying we can't be there in perpetuity. although the deadline for the beginning of withdrawal of american forces from afghanistan, a lot believe that will be negligible at the beginning of that withdrawal stage. >> mike, thanks for the update from the white house. >>> want to continue
damage with most of the blame falling on the boy scouts of america. >>> to the breaking news out of florida where an 11-year-old girl has been found alive after she had gone missing friday near a florida swamp. when they found nadya, she said, quote, i can't believe you rescued me. nbc's mark potter is live in winter springs, florida, with the story. mark, we're happy that they rescued nadya. but tell us what her condition is now. i know she was taken to the hospital for some treatment and observation. >> reporter: that's right. she's in the hospital now. she is being treated. she's being questioned by police. and those police are now telling a story of how she was found. the police chief here in winter springs says at 8:30 this morning officials got a call from a man named james king who said he had just found 11-year-old nadya blum in a deeply wooded area that has not yet been searched by police. they were able to triang late his cell phone call and pinpoint the location. it took officers more than two hours to get there. once they were notified. because the underbrush is just
. america does not know america is a special day. do you care to tell them why today is a special day. >> this is the lighthearted stuff before we get to the important stuff. it's joe's and my birthday. >> we're twins. we're april 9th birthday twins. let's get serious now birthday girl. >> all right. let's get right to it. those people who are, in your mind, to be bantered about, the usual suspects called now for purposes of elena kagan, diane wood, merrick garland, those people pretty much vetted through the process in anticipation of sonia sotomayer's appointment. but at this appoint there's got to be a wider net to be cast, do you think? or will they go back to that group? >> the president has a great opportunity to do something he's talked about doing for sometime. that is to get a person on the supreme court that has had more real life experiences than being a scholar that spent most of their time in elite universities, and then people that went on and served on benches, were clerks and served on benches. i certainly don't denigrate anybody that's done that but you want a little
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him on a plane by himself to get him out of america. meanwhile the family of russian diplomats may be in line to adopt this child. live in shelby, tennessee. have we heard anything from the mother and her attorneys? >> reporter: we have not. there's several days we've been out in front of the house. the house seems untouched. there's a car that's been parked there several days, the he's ter decorations up. someone left a basket of fruit that's not been picked up. we've not heard from her or her attorney in detail. they have said in press reports the boy was violent. the question people have, did she look for help, turn to a social worker or an agency that worked out the adoption. we talked to another mother, adoptive mother who runs a support group. she also has some russian children. here is what she had to say. >> families can turn to their agency. that should be the first place they go when they are having trouble. there's support in the community if you just look for it. you know, people don't want to talk about it if they are having problems. it's scary. it's scary when you'v
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where the national action work is hosting a discussion on black leadership in america. noted african-american leaders from all across the country will be taking part in today's panel discussion and it is under way for the last hour. have another hour to go. we'll be monitoring for you live. we'll have our own panel comment on today's proceedings, stay with us for pretty interesting discussion here. >>> meantime, it is a nightmare weekend for air travelers, hundreds of thousands of passengers are strandsle around the world because volcanic ash canceled flights for yet another day. the latest from london's heathrow airport. >> reporter: the british announced nothing will fly until sunday morning 7:00 local time. the french have said it was monday morning before their airports including paris open again for operations. 16,000 flights have had to be canceled in european air space, normally they take 28,000 flights a day. only two-thirds of them have been canceled. only a third operating. that mainly to airports in southern europe. across the rest of europe, and scandinavia and sp
have a precedence here with america's rev lush nar period. you can reach out at twitter and i look forward to hearing from you. >>> the organizers of that rally in virginia say they didn't intend it, but it falls on the 15st anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing. the bomber, an antigovernment activist, timothy mcveigh. >> we remember our friends and family in the oklahoma water resources board building. trudy, jean, robert -- >> the name of each of the 168 men, women and children murdered by mcveigh were honored at a ceremony. coming up laterer, i'll talk about this with janet napolitano. that's at 12:30 eastern time. >>> a connecticut liquor store owner turns the tables on a robber. >>> and amanda knox's parents' next move to free their daughter. their attorney discusses their appeal. just ahead. so, to turn those vegetables into campbell's condensed soup, we don't boil it down, our chefs just add less water from the start. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ at liberty mutual, we know how much you count on your car... and how much the people in your life
transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan says, hey, don't look at me. i'm not to blame for the financial meltdown. in fact, in his testimony before the financial crisis inquiry commission this morning, greenspan pointed the fing ger right back at lawmaker. he says congress pressured the fed to keep interest rates low so lending would continue to lower income americans. a new report from mastercard shows retail sales came back in in a big way in march when compared to a year ago. luxury sales up nearly 23%. furniture and furnishings up nearly 14%. big spenders out there. let's get a check on the markets. the dow is trying to cross over the 11,000 mark but looking like it's having a bit of a problem. down 30 points. the s&p is off by three and the nasdaq has dipped a third of a point, about five on the day. >>> stories far and wide today. we start in texas. a ft. worth family outraged after a police officer shot their dog. the police department just released the officer's dash camera video of the confrontation. let's show it to you in s
between goldman sachs and a client facilitate lending and investing in america, to what judd gregg said. the reason we have wall street is to lend money to large businesses and small businesses and invest money in small businesses and large businesses. and goldman does a great job of that, or did historically. but the legalization of this type of speculation, which is now the bread and butter not only for lloyd blankfein, who is the poster child because the brand is so powerful, merrill lynch, umbrellas, deutsche bank, jpmorgan, this is a huge business model in the country, this type of rampant speculation on whether you can pay your bills. why is that part of our system, which is really where we're headed in these types of hearings and this type of trial. >> let's talk about fabulous fab, a colorful figure. >> i think fabrice at this point is more likely to come out as good as he is bad in this in the sense that i don't think anybody believes fabrice alone could conjure the security he's on trial for today. >> the one individual name. >> that he's the guy. it sounds like he's got a nic
,000 brits stranded abroad, both in the united states and south america. across the world, basically. but a lot of them in europe now making their way to the french coast and down to spain in the hope of being picked up by british ships on standby also at the orders of the government. it's a tremendous problem here. tremendous pressure on the government to do something. tremendous pressure on the airlines to start flying again. it's all up to -- the final word, they say, will come from the aviation authorities themselves. tamron? >>> coming up in a half hour, live report from nbc's bob bazell. he's actually at the scene of the volcano in iceland. >>> another big story. apple's secret iphone revealed. and returned. a new 4g prototype of the phone was found at a bar near san francisco. it then ended up in the hands of a people at a gadget website, gizmodo.com. my colleague, monica novotny, spoke to the owner of that website about accusations the site will process from this really cool sneak peek. >> if you mean we profited from people looking at our website, sure, we did profit. but i
for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> these are the stories that we are following at this hour. >> boston, if anyone knows how to throw a tea party, it is you. >> partying like it's 1773. sarah palin leading a new boston tea party. the kickoff to a series of tax day protests nationwide. >>> president obama trying to keep democrats united would pass a bill to keep wall street in line as republicans claim it just leads to a huge government slush fund. and the toughest antiimmigration law ever. one state passing a bill that advocates for illegal immigrants have said so far goes too far. >>> plus a looming shortage of doctors. could your primary care physician be an endangered species? good day. i'm peter alexander in new york. this breaking news is coming to us from south boston, massachusetts. these are the latest live pictures we are getting in the msnbc newsroom right now. a crane as you can see has collapsed at a constru
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on the moon. they say the plan could be, quote, devastating for america's space program. nbc's veteran space correspondent joins us from merritt island, florida, via skype. thanks for joining us. this is obviously not a black and whitish unite because you have buzz aldren also an astronaut icon siding with the president's plan. what's going on? >> that is correct. buzz came out for the president's plan about a month ago. but what it is, is there's a lot of people here, most people, a lot of them think that the president has a lot of good ideas. they're all for some of the things that he's doing. there's good reasons for doing commercial, all of the stuff he's talking about, but what they are concerned about is for the past six years they have worked on the aires rockets and they have them pretty well under way and everything has gone fine, all the tests, all of this. and they cannot understand why the president wants to cancel this program that will cost according to nasa's own figures, $12 billion to $16 billion to cancel it and will have nothing. if he would go ahead, say these people, and
is getting more jobs for americans, economic prosperity, keeping america safe and secure. while they are focused on making lives better for americans, we have republicans who are focused simply on crazy partisan bickering and i think when it comes time in november for most voters to go to the booth, they're going to choose the party that puts america first. right now, democrats are showing that that's what they're doing. i don't think any meetings are necessary. >> real quick though, you mean the democrats don't have any crazy partisan bickering among themselves? i'm just asking. >> i think they have some substance to mash up. >> alicia and joe, thanks, guys. >>> new information about the russian boy rejected by his adoptive american mother here on msnbc saturday. under pressure. ♪ and pressure can cause anyone's deodorant to fail. ♪ introducing gillette odor shield antiperspirant. unlike regular deodorants, it targets and neutralizes odor at the source. help eliminate odor, don't just cover it up. ♪ gillette odor shield antiperspirant. also try odor shield technology in n
to raise cost for community banks, small business people, for dealers, everybody in america. in the end not do what's right. another little thing. why aren't fannie and freddie in this bill? that's where it started, that's where it began. they ran us in the ground with bad mortgages, yet they completely conveniently ignore them. why is that? because they have been a sign for the democratic party. >> as you're speaking, we've got a full screen that outlines some of the big points in the gop plan for financial reform. so as you're speaking i want to throw those up so viewers are aware. one of those we've got is exactly what you just mentioned, ending taxpayer support of fannie mae and freddie mac. if that were to be included would be the gop be happy? >> they aren't going to be happy with one or two things. they are happy to get rid of the $50 billion bailout because they know the bailout is that the bill. that the allow bailouts for businesses. there's a lot of things in this bill we need to change. fannie and freddie is an important part that needs to be fighting for the bill. republica
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made america what it is. but a free market was never meant to be a free license to take whatever you can get however you can get it. it is essential that we learn the lessons from this crisis. so we don't doom ourselves to repeat them. make no mistake. that is exactly what will happen if we allow this moment to pass. and that's an outcome that is unacceptable to me and it's unacceptable to you the american people. a vote for reform is a vote to put a stop to taxpayer funded bailouts. that's the truth. end of story. and nobody should be fooled in this debate. >> nbc's ron allen joins me live from the new york stock exchange and, ron, a good afternoon. we've gotten the news that the first vote to start debate in the senate now is scheduled for moay00 p.m. that's what's going down in washington right now. how about the president's speech on wall street? how was it received? >> i think a lot of people thought it was going to be tougher than it was. and a bit of relief that perhaps we're getting past the us versus them, main street versus wall street i hear so much about. dave henderson i
that this story is over. back with more news. stay with us. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> and so the dust and ash from iceland's volcano settles and more planes are taking off and bringing home passengers that have been stranded for nearly a week. nbc's chris jansing is in iceland. so, chris, hello to you. i see the winds continue there as they've been pretty
america as well as africa and asia. here is what one british one said with a sick child, she's stuck in mumbai and trying to get home. >> we've been waiting since saturday for a flight. we are booked on a flight today at 12:55. they are announcing at 12:00 whether we will be able to fly or not. >> so there are 10 or 12 flights now out of frankfurt today, all points north, south, east and west. some lucky americans may get on those flights and get home. but the vast majority of them will continue to be stranded here with an enormous backlog. it could be a week or more before things get back to normal here. tamron, back to you. >> thank you, jim. as planes began taking off and landing, the debate continues whether it was an overreaction to cancel 95,000 flights over the past few days. nbc news contributor and former nhtsa chairman joins me. thanks for joining me. you know the debate is there, 95,000 flights, the luck of the draw. was it an overreaction? >> absolutely not. it was the right decision to make. this stuff is insidious. if it gets into jet engines, it can suffocate them, do
every day back and forth between the united states or north america and europe, i should say, air force one may fall victim to the same thing that's grounding many of those flights obviously that enormous volcanic plume of ash that's grounded all those flights. what tom was just reporting a moment ago might be the same fate that befalls air force one. we know that the family of the late president had said they wanted this funeral service to go forward regardless of whether world leaders could be there. of course, we are told that there are several world leaders that have already sent their regrets due to their inability to get there after the volcanic eruption. so,my afternoon once again we'll find out if the president is going to be making that overnight trip to poland. >> we'll wait for that. meantime, the white house economist christina roemer is offering new comments on the economy. what's she saying? >> right. a speech at princeton university today, tackling the perception about the economy that we are doomed to high unemployment because that's just the nature of the economy this d
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the people leading america's largest employers are making. mary thompson joins me. average ceo pay down to 9.53 million in '09. what does it say about u.s. business? >> it flekts some of the problems these companies had, but also says that maybe corporate boards are getting the message that investors want pay linked closely to performance. this is the second year in a row we've seen a decline. something a number of people might think is appropriate given the tough times we've had over the last two years. a little over 9.5 million is the average ceo pay. median pay declined as well. one thing in this survey is that one of the reasons for the decline in pay is the stock and stock option grants. eqilar basically valued them on the day they were issued. since then, we've seen a big rebound in the stock market coming off the march lows of 2009. that means these pay packages might look a lot richer today. >> thank you. let's compare those salaries to your salary. in the united states, the average per capita income is just a little more than $46,000. average taxes, 10% to 35% working 38.8 hours a w
states of america was one of the greatest days for alternative energy. united states of america entered the 21st century with offshore wind. next, are these offshore title farms because you know what? we're now behind spain, portugal, scotland and australia, that already have pilot projects in place and they're moving. >> do you have concerns with wind turbines and birds and what you're talking about, wave turbines that take energy from the motion of the waves and fish? >> no. no. i mean, yes, there are some environmental concerns, but you know what? we do live in the 21st century. we're not going to go back to eating mud pies and living in a grass hut. we're in the business of business and we've got to supply energy and energy is the game here and we've got to do it more environmentally friendly because look at this situation that's unfolding, contessa. and it hasn't even come ashore yet and it's unacceptable. >> reece, while i'm talking to you, we've got the shot up of the white house press briefing room. we're expecting not only robert gibbs, but janet napolitano and some folks from
threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness in america. mike baa caro is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, alex. how are you? before the president came here to asheville, north carolina, for a vacation with michelle obama and a view of their closest friends, he stooped in the rose garden for american men and women in uniform, and at the end of the ceremony, he did speak out forcefully against the new immigration law in arizona. he says it is misguided, he says this is a reason that points up the need for tougher federal immigration law, to not only beef up the enforcement side, but to beef up the path to citizenship and other issues volatile in american politics the last several years. all brought to a head with the new law signed by the governor of arizona. the president said he will ask the department of justice to have a look at whether or not this violates civil liberties. you have heard many groups say it would encourage racial profiling by the police and get in the way -- and violate the trust between police and their communities very quickly. you talked a
. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ you and your tasty whole grain. this can only end one way. [ crunch ] wheat thins. toasted. whole grain. crunch. the crunch is calling. it's really hard to save for the future and they've come to a point where it's overwhelming. [ advisor 2 ] oh gee, i'm scared to tell you i've got this amount of credit card debt or i've got a 15-year-old and we never got around to saving for their college. that's when i go to work. we talk, we start planning. we can fix this. i know we can do it. when clients walk out of my offic
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